Monday Meme for a Mild May Day

May 21, 2012


Yesterday it was almost 90 degrees!! With very little humidity! Needless to say, such a rare treat for us Upstate New Yorkers was GREAT. I was able to sit outside without sweating buckets.

Today is much the same, with a bit of a breeze. Tropical Storm Alberto is chugging up the Atlantic Coast, and I expect we’ll see a bit of rainfall from that. When most people think of hurricanes, they no doubt think of Florida or the Carolinas (for good reason), but the Northeast and New England has had her share of destructive hurricanes. I researched and wrote a post about the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 that wiped out entire towns and carved through Long Island, creating Shinnecock Bay. Most of the time, though, we in New York State are inundated with rain– inches of it per hour.

Good heavens, I do ramble on. Here is the meme for today.

Acting Balanced

1. Finish this sentence – The last book I read and enjoyed was….

Tough choice. I usually read two to three books at the same time. I just finished “When Christ and His Saints Slept” by Sharon Kay Penman, an historical fiction book about the English Civil War in the 1100s. I also just finished “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, which was “ok.” (I liked “The Hunger Games” better). And I also just finished “Historic Storms of New England,” a very old book (1800s) recounting every catastrophe to hit New England– and there used to be a heck of a lot of hurricanes and earthquakes and other strange phenomenon back then, weird! I can’t decide on which one I liked best. Maybe “Mockingjay” because it didn’t have any immoral stuff, but it was rather violent. I’m currently reading James Ussher’s “Annals of the World” and the “Anglo-Saxon Chronicles” which are much, much better. Ussher’s book is superb!!

2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions? If you don’t live in Canada or the US, what is the next holiday that you are celebrating where you are?

Not really. We used to attend the local parade when the kids were younger. Usually, we’re all working on the holiday. Our only “big” holidays of the year are Thanksgiving Day and Independence Day.

3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be?

A tree that dispenses $100 bills when I press a button. lol

4. What is your favorite recent blog post?

Hmmm…. I haven’t been writing too many whimsical posts lately (these are my favorites). I guess things like having your entire web server and blogs hacked and having an ornery copy editor at work kind of cuts down the whimsy…. but I bounced back enough to write Cat-Food Flavored Coffee, Or How You Know You’re Getting Older… last week. Yummmmm…. :meh:

Now I get to ask a question! Hmm :think:

Do you own a “smartphone” or a regular cell phone?

7 Responses to “Monday Meme for a Mild May Day”

  1. Teresa Kander Says:

    Just a regular old cellphone for me…as long as I can make and receive calls, I’m good!!

  2. Nani Says:

    I saw the commercials with the money tree! I want one of those!! 🙂

    I have a dumb phone, but it’s a new dumb phone with touch screen controls that I’m getting used to. I did that because dumb phones seem to already be phasing out and I truly believe they won’t exist anymore soon and we’ll all have garbage we don’t need on our phones and have no choice but to pay higher prices for the data package. I won’t use most of the junk on the phone that thinks it’s smarter than me, but I’ll know how to make it not flake out with the touch screen

  3. Wayne Says:

    I am still on the old cell phone technology however, I do have an iPad for most of App style work I do.

  4. jen Says:

    a regular phone… i’m very resistant to new technology! lol

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Smart phone.
    Funny that you mention the hurricanes, I lived on Long Island for 20 years and remember one hurricane, Bob, but since I’ve been in South Carolina I haven’t had one like that. Just tropical storms.

  6. blueyes Says:

    LOl to #3 – let me know if you get that invented because I could sure use that right about now after sinking $332.00 for school books this semester.

    As for your question – Blackberry for the WIN I have the 9900 model. I needs ma keyboard to pound out those emails and such.